Austin Ryan McGuigan

Location:Hartford, ConnecticutPhone:860-246-5048
Email:[email protected]

A. Ryan McGuigan, a principal of the firm, received his B.A. in History from Boston College in 1993 and his J.D. from Quinnipiac University Law School in 1997, where he received the American Jurisprudence Award in Federal Criminal Procedure. Mr. McGuigan's primary focus is in criminal litigation but he has extensive experience in corporate fraud, white-collar criminal investigations, as well as civil litigation.

Mr. McGuigan is a former prosecutor for the State of Connecticut.

Mr. McGuigan is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association; Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association; National District Attorneys Association; Federal Bar Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Hartford County Bar Association; New Britain Bar Association, as well as being a member of the Arthritis Foundation.

Mr. McGuigan is admitted to practice in Connecticut and. the U.S. District Court for Connecticut and speaks fluent Spanish.

Professional Certifications

  • Top Gun, American Prosecutors Research Institute, 2000

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • White-Collar Crime
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Corporate Fraud
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1998
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 2003


  • Quinnipiac College School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut
    • J.D. - 1997
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
    • B.A. cum laude - 1993
    • Major: History

Honors and Awards

  • American Jurisprudence Award, Federal Criminal Procedure
  • Outstanding Oral Argument
  • Distinguished Academic Achievement
  • Superior Classroom Performance

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Arthritis Foundation, Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • National District Attorneys Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Hartford County Bar Association, Member
  • New Britain Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • State of Connecticut, Prosecutor, 1998 - 2003


  • Spanish